Southwire's 12 for Life - Motivating Students to Stay in School

High School Dropout Statistics

Welcome to 12 for Life

12 for Life is a cooperative education program supported by Southwire Company helping students gain extra motivation to finish 12 years of school and enjoy better lives. By providing our students with classroom instruction, on-the-job training, key work/life skills, mentoring, and employment opportunities, we’re helping them stay in school, graduate, and go on to become successful, productive members of the workforce – ensuring those real-world skills translate into real-life success. It’s hope. It’s experience. And it’s working. Take the first step. Come see what we’re doing at 12 for Life. Learn more +

My Future, My Success
Dropping the Dropout Rate

We are actively reversing the dropout trend in Georgia. We've graduated 635 students in our first five years, far exceeding our goal. Learn more +


12 for Life Skills for Life

12 For Life is not a Vocational/Technical program. We focus on students rather than specific skills to ensure individuals have the work and life skills they need to succeed.
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12 for Life Skills for Life

Schools and private businesses committed to education & community can build sustainable programs. Doing the right thing pays for itself.
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A Paycheck and a Diploma

Students can succeed at School and Work without the compromise. Our students stay in school, earn money, and learn the skills employers look for.  Learn more +




Southwire Giving Back

Since the 1950's, Southwire has emphasized giving back to the community. 12 for Life is a natural extension of our outreach to improve our community.
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Getting Involved

12 for Life is a successful model for other businesses and schools. Find out how to improve graduation rates and impact long-term earning capacity for your entire community.
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